The third annual Right To Play Ball was celebrated recently at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto. The event was presented by MasterCard and hosted by The Right To Play Ball Founder and Chair, Glen Baxtor.
For the third year of the Right To Play Ball, guests were treated to a performance by special celebrity guest DJ comedian Russell Peters. Also in attendance was Toronto Maple Leaf veteran Tie Domi and over 15 Olympic medal-winning Athlete Ambassadors including Olympian Patrick Chan.
All proceeds raised from the event go to the humanitarian organization, Right To Play, which helps improve the lives of children through game, sport and play. The night was a huge success and raised $170,000 for Right To Play!
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps one million children weekly in more than 20 countries to build essential life-skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The programs are facilitated by over 600 international staff and over 13,500 volunteer Coaches. Programming in Canada includes the enhancement of education in priority schools, and the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program.
For more information on Right to Play and to find out how to donate you can click here.